The University’s IT Futures conference returns this year with the title:
Edinburgh Futures: Data, Data all Around …
It will take place all day on Wednesday, 12th December 2018, in G07 Informatics Forum
Surrounded by vast quantities of data, we are confronted by deep problems and extraordinary opportunities. Radical new thinking is needed, imaginative and interdisciplinary. Citydeal is about the University, in collaboration with the City, its businesses and a wider context, building a national centre of expertise, training and ethics, to realise the value in data. Our conference this year seeks to bring us together as a University to understand the breadth of the implications for creativity, research and education. The Usher Institute is already a major centre for the application of data expertise; the Bayes Centre, newly opened, has hit the ground running; the Edinburgh Futures Institute is emerging with a focus perhaps especially on creativity and learning. What do we want it to mean, when we say Edinburgh is Data Capital of Europe?
Tweet the conference using hashtag: #itfutures
All speakers are University of Edinburgh colleagues unless otherwise stated.
Many thanks to all for a highly successful conference. Slides are now available from links below.
Photos from the conference are by courtesy of Ashley Lloyd.
|08.45 – 09.30||Registration, with coffee|
|09.30 – 09.35||Welcome|
|09:35 – 10.00||
City Region Deal: Opportunities, Challenges
|10.00 – 10.40||
Edinburgh Futures Institute
|10.40 – 11.15||Coffee break|
|11.15 – 11.45||
We are delighted that Professor Peter Mathieson MBBS(Hons)(London), PhD(Cambridge), FRCP(London), FRCPE, FMedSci has agreed to present to us in this conference.
|11.45 – 12.25||
Learning = change + risk: The Bayes Experiment
|12.25 – 13.05||
Data Education for All
|13.05 – 14.00||Lunch break|
|14.00 – 14.40|
|14.40 – 15.20||
The Internet of Things
|15.20 – 16.00||
Space is big. Really big. So is the data.
|16.30 – 17.00||Please join us for Mince Pies and Mulled Wine|